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Waterproof Series Design Process / October 23, 2014

Combining beauty and function, our new all-weather waterproof packs, the Monterey and Echo, have created an entire new relationship between the great outdoors and everyday city life. These packs will take you from a tropical rainstorm in Indonesia to your daily city commute with ease.

Take a look at the behind-the-scenes research, design and development that went into the making of the Monterey and Echo.


With the Boreas Waterproof Series we combined aspects of a dry bag and an adventure pack into one unit to create an ample all-weather bag. This combination allows adventurers to use a waterproof pack that differentiates itself from conventional roll-top dry bags. Most people are surprised when they see the internal skirt components in what they thought featured only external dry materials.
One of the challenges in designing these packs was working out the patterning to create a pack the merges both a daypack and dry skirt. Our design team had a great time working through multiple prototypes and directions that led us to our current design.
We designed the Echo and Monterey packs to manage both wet and dry gear at the same time. Both packs have the ability to carry wet goods on top of the inner roll skirt and in the side pockets with drainage ports to drain excess water.

The mission was to make an all-weather waterproof pack for both adventure travel and a daily commute. With tuck-away suspension, the ability to manage wet and dry goods and reflective print this pack can take you from adventure to the office no matter what the weather.